A scary scene reportedly took place at the home of former NBA All-Star Vince Carter on Father’s Day.
According to report from the Atlanta Police Department received USA Today, Carter’s house was robbed and his wife and children were hiding in the closet on Father’s Day. Apparently, Carter was not at home at the time.
Carter’s wife Sondi told police she was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises coming from the front of the house. She reportedly took her children and hid in a bedroom closet before calling 911 and texting the nearest duty officer.
The suspects allegedly ransacked the entire house and fled when the officer on duty arrived. The officer said she saw an unidentified black man wearing black clothing and a mask running on foot and then jumping into a black SUV before losing sight of them.
As more units arrived on the scene, officers found a large amount of $100 bills, which eventually amounted to $16,100, strewn outside the house, as well as a gold Desert Eagle in a gun case and a black Glock 26 with an extended magazine. The Desert Eagle was found to be Carter’s, while the Glock is believed to be the suspect’s.
Carter reportedly told police over the phone that the $16,000 was just a fraction of more than $100,000 in cash stored in a brown bag in the master bedroom closet.
The suspects apparently entered the house by breaking a window on the first floor, and one of them apparently left fingerprints on the side door through which they escaped. CCTV footage was also reportedly turned over to police, though none of them went outside.
None of the family members were reportedly injured in the incident.
Carter retired from the NBA in 2020 after 22 seasons in the league. The likely Hall of Famer currently works as a basketball analyst for ESPN.